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General News of Tuesday, 21 April 2020


Lifting of lockdown could be an honest decision - Anyidoho

Koku Anyidoho, CEO of the Atta-Mills Institute Koku Anyidoho, CEO of the Atta-Mills Institute

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atta-Mills Institute Koku Anyidoho, has said the decision to lift the lockdown was an honest one.

The outspoken former communications director at the presidency stated that the lockdown brought untold hardship in some homes.

Mr. Anyidoho recounted how he had to give GH¢10 to two minors he came into contact with when they approached him selling a pack of toilet roll.

He disclosed to Kwabena Agyapong that the two minors who were 4 and 10 years old, were asked to sell the pack of toilet roll to help the family purchase food to feed themselves.

According to him, he had to give them the money but did not take the pack of toilet roll.

A few moments later, the whole family he said came to thank him because they had nothing at home to feed on.

Mr. Anyidoho said he had to use the story as an illustration paint the difficulty some homes went through during the lockdown.

"I believe the president has taken a decision which is in the interest of the state. We must pray and support him," he added.

For him, Ghanaians must adhere to the protocols including social distancing, hand washing with soap and water, avoiding handshakes among others.

Mr. Anyidoho said the president could return with another address imposing another lockdown hence there should be no need for people to create fear and panic.

In concluding his submission he suggested more hunger deaths could be recorded compared to the deadly Coronavirus.